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The '''John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation''' is the 12th-largest private foundation in the United States. Based in Chicago, the Foundation makes grants and impact investments to support non-profit organizations in Chicago, across the U.S., and in approximately 50 countries. MacArthur reports that it has awarded more than US $6 billion since its first grants in 1978. According to the Foundation, it has an endowment of $6.2 billion and provides approximately $250 million annually in grants and impact investments. The Foundation's stated aim is to support "creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world." MacArthur's current grant-making priorities include mitigating climate change, reducing jail populations, decreasing nuclear threats, supporting nonprofit journalism,...
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Type| leader_title = President
Leader nameJulia Stasch
Key peopleJohn D. MacArthur (co-founder)
Catherine T. MacArthur (co-founder)
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Founded date{{start date and age|1970}}{{cite web |title = MacArthur Foundation: Our History |url = http://www.macfound.org/about/our-history/ |publisher = MacArthur Foundation |access-date = July 14, 2015 }}{{cite news |last1 = Nicas |first1 = Jack |title = The New Class of 'Geniuses' |url = http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424053111903374004576580873957522748 |access-date = June 12, 2015 |work = The Wall Street Journal |date = September 20, 2011 }}
Founder| location = Marquette Building (Chicago)|Marquette Building, Chicago, Illinois
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Product| focus = Climate change, mass incarceration, nuclear challenges, non-profit journalism, local issues in Chicago
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